Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 08-15-2016

Number of Stocks: 3305
Number of New Stocks: 424

Total Value: $52,524 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 25%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

AutoZone: Debt Is a Dragging Brake on This Muscle Car This auto parts retailer has loads of earning power and an outstanding record for earnings predictability, but also has a load of long-term debt
On Thursday, Sept. 22, AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), one of the big four auto parts retailers, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings. Read more...
Guru Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety Undervalued stocks according to the DCF calculator
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Low P/E Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety According to the DCF calculator, these companies are cheap and undervalued
The following stocks are trading with a very low P/E ratio. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. Read more...
Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. Read more...
Building an Equity Portfolio of Jim Simons' and Renaissance Technologies' Highest Quality Stocks You could start by looking at Simons’ High Quality holdings
Have you wondered about putting together your own portfolio based on the one operated by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)? He is, after all, one of the most successful investors of all time. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Pier 1 Imports Swallows Poison Pill Board adopts measure after activist investment firm takes large position Jim Simons,Mario Gabelli,John Rogers,Joel Greenbla - Pier 1 Imports Swallows Poison Pill
The board of Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE:PIR) announced it had adopted a shareholders’ rights agreement on Tuesday. More...

RETAIL, MERGER, BOARD, POISON PILL, PIER 1


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Rite Aid Is a Solid Risk Arbitrage Trade Everybody seems to be talking about Microsoft buying LinkedIn, but there’s much better yield in the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal Warren Buffett,Jim Simons,David Einhorn,John Pauls - Rite Aid Is A Solid Risk Arbitrage Trade
Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) is the third-largest drug store retailer in the U.S. and is the target of an acquisition by Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA). More...

RETAIL, DRUG STORES, WALGREENS, RITE AID, CVS HEALTH, HEALTHCARE, PHARMACIES


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Jim Simons Purchases Stake in Xactly Company has been gaining momentum while expanding customer base and subscription services Jim Simons - Jim Simons Purchases Stake In Xactly
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a 438,900-share stake in Xactly Corp. (NYSE:XTLY) at an average price of $9.27 per share in the second quarter. Since the purchase, Xactly’s market price has soared, gaining an estimated 50%. More...

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Yelp CEO Sells Shares in Company Insider trades 263,000 shares Paul Tudor Jones,Jim Simons - Yelp CEO Sells Shares In Company
Jeremy Stoppelman (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Yelp Inc. (YELP), sold 263,000 shares in the company on Sept. 23. The price per share was $40 for a total transaction of $10,520,000. More...

JEREMY STOPPELMAN, YELP INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Companies in Energy Sector Among Undervalued Growth Stocks A look at earnings and valuation ratios, and companies with high profitability Jim Simons - Companies In Energy Sector Among Undervalued Growth Stocks
As of September 2016, energy companies are trading at prices lower than their valuations. Several companies, including Sasol Ltd. (NYSE:SSL) and Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE:HP), also have a high profitability rank, suggesting high growth potential. More...

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CEO Invests in HD Supply Holdings Insider purchases 32,100 shares in the company Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - CEO Invests In HD Supply Holdings
Joseph DeAngelo (Insider Trades), CEO, president and chairman of HD Supply Holdings Inc. (HDS), acquired 32,100 shares in the company on Sept. 22. The price was $31.07 per share for a total transaction of $997,347. More...

JOSEPH DEANGELO, INSIDER TRADES, HD SUPPLY HOLDINGS INC


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Insider Buys Shares in Cheniere Energy President and CEO purchases 35,063 shares Carl Icahn,Jim Simons,Murray Stahl - Insider Buys Shares In Cheniere Energy
Jack Fusco (Insider Trades), president and CEO of Cheniere Energy Inc. (LNG), acquired 35,063 shares in the company on Sept. 19. The price per share was $42.78 for a total transaction of $1,499,995. More...

JACK FUSCO, INSIDER TRADES, CHENIERE ENERGY INC


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Insider Invests in Ambac Financial Group CEO acquires 12,000 shares in the company Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Insider Invests In Ambac Financial Group
Nader Tavakoli (Insider Trades), CEO of Ambac Financial Group Inc. (AMBC), acquired 12,000 shares in the company Sept. 20. The price per share was $18.06 for a total transaction of $216,720. More...

NADER TAVAKOLI, AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Strong Financial Strength Scores Increase Value Opportunities The best industries in which to invest based on F, Z and M scores Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - Strong Financial Strength Scores Increase Value Opportunities
Among companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, grocery stores have the strongest financial strength scores. Two companies, The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) and Weis Markets Inc. (NYSE:WMK), have F-scores and Z-scores near historical highs. This suggests that the grocery stores industry has increased value potential in the short term. More...

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AutoZone: Debt Is a Dragging Brake on This Muscle Car This auto parts retailer has loads of earning power and an outstanding record for earnings predictability, but also has a load of long-term debt Jim Simons,Meridian Funds - AutoZone: Debt Is A Dragging Brake On This Muscle Car
On Thursday, Sept. 22, AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), one of the big four auto parts retailers, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings. More...

RETAIL, AUTO PARTS, SPECIALTY RETAIL, UNDERVALUED, PREDICTABLE, PULLBACK, LONG


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RS Investments Buys Allergan, Integra Lifesciences Firm's largest 2nd quarter buys Steven Cohen,Jim Simons - RS Investments Buys Allergan, Integra Lifesciences
RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) is a privately held San Francisco-based investment firm providing services for pension and profit sharing plans, pooled investment vehicles, corporations and banks. During the second quarter, the firm's largest buys are as follows: More...

RS INVESTMENT, TRADES, BUY


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6 Worst Performing Stocks Among Guru Portfolios Stocks with negative 6-month returns that gurus are buying Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - 6 Worst Performing Stocks Among Guru Portfolios
While gurus are still holding stakes in these companies, the price of the stock and returns of the investors are dropping. These are the worst performing stocks over the last 6 months that have a long-lasting presence in four or more gurus’ portfolio. More...

STOCKS, POOR, WORST, PERFORMANCE


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Robert Olstein Buys eBay, Visa and American Express 9 stocks the investor purchased during the last 2 quarters First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons - Robert Olstein Buys EBay, Visa And American Express
Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman and chief investment officer of the Olstein Financial Alert Fund (OFALX). In both the first and second quarters of 2016, the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

OLSTEIN, TRADES, BUYS


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Ernest Rady Buys American Assets Trust CEO and president acquired shares Jim Simons - Ernest Rady Buys American Assets Trust
Ernest Rady (Insider Trades), chairman, CEO and president of American Assets Trust Inc. (AAT), acquired 65,000 shares of the company on Sept. 12. The average price per share was $43.06, for a total transaction of $2,798,900. American Assets Trust Inc. is a full service, vertically integrated and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has a market cap of $1.92 billion. More...

ERNEST RADY, AMERICAN ASSETS TRUST INC, INSIDER TRADES


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President and CEO Invests in Western Refining Logistics Insider acquires 134,408 shares in the company Jim Simons - President And CEO Invests In Western Refining Logistics
Jeff Stevens (Insider Trades), president and CEO of Western Refining Logistics LP (WNRL), acquired 134,408 shares in the company on Sept. 8. The price per share was $22.32 for a total transaction of $2,999,987. More...

JEFF STEVENS, WESTERN REFINING LOGISTICS LP, INSIDER TRADES


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Corbus Pharmaceuticals CFO Acquires 30,800 Shares Insider has made 30 transactions in drug development company since 2014 Jim Simons - Corbus Pharmaceuticals CFO Acquires 30,800 Shares
Sean Moran (Insider Trades), CFO of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holding Inc. (CRBP), acquired 30,800 shares in the company on Sept. 8. The price per share was $5.12 for a total transaction of $157,696. More...

SEAN MORAN, CORBUS PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDING INC, INSIDER TRADES


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Synalloy Officer Invests in Company Insider acquires 26,500 shares Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Synalloy Officer Invests In Company
Craig Bram (Insider Trades), CEO and president of Synalloy Corp. (SYNL), acquired 26,500 shares in the company on Sept. 6. The price per share was $7.46 for a total transaction of $197,690. More...

CRAIG BRAM, SYNALLOY CORP, INSIDER TRADES


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6 Bargain Stocks With Strong Returns Stocks with strong profitabilty, wide margins of safety and acceptable PE ratios Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones - 6 Bargain Stocks With Strong Returns
The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety, according to the DCF calculator, and some of them have very low price-earnings (P/E) ratios. GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener can be used to find similar stocks. More...

STOCKS, BARGAIN, MARGIN, SAFETY, PROFIT


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ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors Amid Investigation Higher education institution closes over allegations, government sanctions Jim Simons,Charles Brandes - ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors Amid Investigation
ITT Technical Institute, a subsidiary of ITT Educational Services Inc. (ESI), closed its doors Tuesday after the government banned the institution from enrolling new students receiving federal aid in August. More...

EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, INVESTIGATION, TECHNOLOGY


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Charles Brandes Continues to Invests in Pain Therapeutics Stocks the guru bought over the last 2 quarters Charles Brandes,Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,First  - Charles Brandes Continues To Invests In Pain Therapeutics
Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Brandes Investment Partners. He started the firm in 1974. In both the first and second quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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